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Is rpcnet.exe safe?

Rpcnet.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if rpcnet.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Rpcnet.exe file information

The process known as rpcnet belongs to software Installation/Management Application or Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Net or Computrace or CompuTrace Plus by Absolute Software (www.absolute.com).

Description: Rpcnet.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file rpcnet.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 47,104 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 31,232 bytes and 14 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/rpcnet.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The rpcnet.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Rpcnet.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with rpcnet.exe, you can uninstall Computrace or CompuTrace Plus from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

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If rpcnet.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 31% dangerous. The file size is 58,288 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 69,792 bytes and 7 more variants. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. It is a Verisign signed file. Rpcnet.exe is able to manipulate other programs.
If you have any problems with rpcnet.exe, you can uninstall Computrace from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

Important: Some malware also uses the file name rpcnet.exe, for example WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec), and Sus/Scribble-B (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the rpcnet.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

BIOS based backdoor, found preinstalled in most computers. Pretends to be a stolen hardware recovery software or management tool, but all it does is it enables the remote download and run of other software tools on the infected machine.
to remove rpcnetp.exe right click on my computer select manage go to services and applications select services find an select file prcnetp.exe and click stop the service
  mohamed wahba  
their is now a program that disables absolute completely. spyvision 1.4-1.5
  shaine brown   (further information)
It's the process for Lojack theft recovery software
  J in SF   (further information)
It was sold as a method of locating stolen computers, but has been stealthily rolled out without informing the computer owners. It is rumoured to be open to abuse by thrid parties. Gives thrid party's massive power over your computer without you knowing.
  Steve C.  
AVG just found this file and it's not a laptop..i have no program it belongs to. Microsoft said they're looking into it and don't know what it is.
  Carol M  
Backdoor component of LoJack and some other Absolute spyware.
bios resident spyware
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of rpcnet.exe: based on 68 votes with 9 reviews.
24 users think rpcnet.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users suspect danger. 25 users think rpcnet.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade rpcnet.exe ("not sure about it").

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